Haemophilus Influenza

Sites

  • Meninges
  • Upper and lower respiratory tract

Etiology

  • Gram negative rod

Risk Factors

  • Much less common since widespread use of vaccine
  • Increased risk s/p splenectomy

Symptoms

  • Pneumonia→ f, cough, sob, sputum
  • Otitis media→ f, ear pain
  • Epiglotitis→ f, sob, anterior neck pain
  • Meningitis→ f, ha, stiff neck, confusion

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